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Isaac I
Birth: 1005
Death: 1061
Istanbul, Turkey

Byzantine Emperor. Born in approximately 1005, he was the son of an officer in the army of the Emperor Basil II and was placed in the Emperor's care when his father died in 1020. He was educated at the Monastery of Stoudios and later promoted to high office by the Emperor. In the years following Basil's death he gained the support of the army and in 1057 joined a conspiracy to overthrow Michael VI, after whose downfall he was declared Emperor in 1057. Faced with a financial shortfall, he revoked many of the pensions and grants awarded by earlier rulers and also seized part of the income of the monasteries. He ordered a successful campaign against Andrew I of Hungary, but soon afterwards was taken ill and believed that he was dying. His courtiers used their influence to persuade him to appoint Constantine Doukas as his successor in preference to his brother, John Komnenos, and his Empress, Catherine of Bulgaria. Soon afterwards he resigned his throne and retired to the Monastery of Stoudios where he recovered from his illness and lived the remainder of his life as a monk. (bio by: js) 
Monastery of Stoudios
Istanbul, Turkey
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